EastEnders fans distracted by baby SHOCK at Whitney's wedding!

EastEnders Whitney in her wedding dress as bridesmaid Lauren and fiance Zack (who is wearing a suit) stand behind her.
(Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders fans were treated to an exciting episode of the soap yesterday as Whitney got ready to marry fiance Zack - unaware he'd cheated with her best friend, Lauren.

The couple were in a happy bubble with new baby Dolly, when they realised they'd forgotten to cancel their wedding arrangements.

Whitney cuddles baby Dolly

Whitney and Zack were getting to know their baby  (Image credit: BBC)

With Linda Carter already defrosting mini quiches, it was clear the arrangements had taken on a life of their own, so Whitney and Zack decided to go ahead and walk down the aisle as they'd planned before little Dolly's early arrival.

But there was a cloud on the horizon as Whitney's foster daughter Britney had overheard Lauren and Zack discussing their hook-up.

And she decided to announce the news as the pair began to say their vows.

Fans thought baby Dolly was too big!

Some fans thought little Dolly was the size of a much older baby!  (Image credit: BBC)

But despite all the drama of the episode, the fans were distracted by something unexpected - the size of baby Dolly.

The tot was just five days old, and had arrived two weeks before her due date. But as often happens in TV shows, the baby playing Dolly was much bigger.

MUCH bigger!

The viewers thought it was hilarious with many fans taking to social media to point out the mistake.

Britney spills the beans at Whitney's wedding

Britney had something to tell Whit (Image credit: BBC)

One fan  said little Dolly looked "about 3 months old". Another viewer commented that she was "bigger than an 8-month old", while another one joked that "Whitney gave birth to a one year old"! 

Another shocked viewer simply asked: "How has Whitney's baby grown so much?"

And one slightly disgruntled fan commented: "Are they seriously getting married the day after the baby is born with the baby looking like a 3 month old?"

And she added: "I know it's not real, but come on."

Shona McGarty, who plays new mum Whitney, is leaving EastEnders so we're guessing that she's not going to have the happy ending she's wanted for so long. 

But we can't wait to see what happens to Whit - and her enormous baby - next!

EastEnders usually airs Monday to Thursday on BBC One at 7.30pm. Check our TV Guide for more information.

Kerry Barrett
Freelance writer

Kerry is a writer, author and editor with a lifelong love of the soaps, a passion for TV drama of all kinds, and an obsessive devotion to Strictly Come Dancing. 

She was features editor of All About Soap magazine for more than a decade, covering every bit of excitement from all the UK soaps and the Aussies and still writes about all the juiciest gossip from the Street, the Square and the Dales whenever she can.

Kerry’s also an author of historical fiction, and her two jobs collided when she got the chance to write two novels based on Emmerdale, and the Sugden, Tate and Dingle families, during WW2.